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Manager Notes: Samuel, Hurdle, Pena, Banister

Manager Notes: Samuel, Hurdle, Pena, Banister

Some updates on a fairly quiet manager search...

-It was expected that the Pirates would interview Juan Samuel, although Bill Brink of the Post Gazette reports that Samuel hasn't heard from the club, making it unlikely that he's a candidate.

Could the Pirates interview Clint Hurdle?

-John Perrotto had a string of rumors and updates on Twitter.  He said that he thinks Jeff Banister will get the job (note that it was a prediction, not a reporting), that Tony Pena doesn't seem to be a candidate, and that there has been talk that the Pirates might wait to talk to Rangers' hitting coach Clint Hurdle.

You might think that the Pena news isn't a big surprise, as nothing has been mentioned linking him to the Pirates.  However, Pena's contract with the Yankees expires at the end of the month, making it impossible for the Pirates to contact him until that point.  We'll see next week whether he gets an interview.  As for Hurdle, we heard the same rumors about Pena and some of the Phill...

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